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August 23, 2017

The History of Labor Unions

Labor United has covered a variety of topics surrounding labor unions, such as 7 Misconceptions of Unions, The Basics of Joining a Union and most recently, Benefits of Union Membership. It’s important to understand the…

August 16, 2017

BENEFITS OF UNIONS

Up to this point, we have written several blogs on and about the pieces that comprise unions, from the misconceptions surrounding them to the advantages of them, like the ability to collectively bargain. In this…

August 11, 2017

MARVIN KAPLAN SWORN IN AS NLRB MEMBER

MARVIN KAPLAN SWORN IN AS NLRB MEMBER A month ago, we gave you The Brief on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the independent federal agency that protects the rights, wages and working conditions of…

August 8, 2017

A LABOR LEGACY IN MEMPHIS

“It’s imperative that the City of Memphis do the right thing by these men who sacrificed so much on the mission that brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to our city in 1968,” Memphis Mayor…

August 3, 2017

The Brief: Apprenticeship 2000

‘Opportunity’ – the word that America has built itself on. For many people, from the time they can talk, it is ingrained in their heads to ‘go to school, graduate, go to college and create…

July 28, 2017

Over 20,000 Apprentices Needed

THE NEED FOR SKILLED LABOR   There are an estimated 1 million unfilled skilled trades job opportunities in the nation—jobs such as electricians, carpenters, pipefitters and heavy equipment operators. In an interview between the Observer-Reporter…

July 18, 2017

The Brief

    TODAY’S BRIEF: The NLRB and Why It’s Making Headlines This Month NLRB IN A NUTSHELL The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent federal agency founded by Congress in 1935 that protects…

July 10, 2017

What is Collective Bargaining?

Last month we wrote the blog, “Why Right to Work Doesn’t Work,” so this month we’re writing about the other side of the coin that is collective bargaining: the formal process in which working people,…